What time zone does the Vatican use?

Given that the Vatican is its own state and can do whatever it wants, you may be wondering what time zone it uses. Do you have to reset your watches when entering the Vatican City? If you even still use watches? Let’s find out.

You’re hopefully familiar with the basics of the Vatican: it’s an independent city-state located inside of Rome. Though not a member of the European Union, the Vatican uses euros. What about time? Thankfully, they didn’t go out of their way to make it funky.

The Vatican City State uses CET, or Central European Time. This means that it’s the same as the rest of Italy, as well as Germany or Poland. As such, you’ll have to count forward one hour from your GMT. As such, if it’s 3 PM in London, it’s 4 PM in the Vatican City. Simple as that.


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